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locked Re: World-wide Digi DX Contest Problem

Bill N4iQ
 

Hi John - I also experienced the same problem with the decode button staying activated after an initial decode sequence.  Like you I could only clear the problem by rebooting the computer.  WSTJ-X latest version.

Another problem I had was the transmit audio frequencies were off by nearly 500 Hz when using split or fake it.  This started happening after about an hour of normal operation.  All of a sudden I was not making QS0s so I monitored my xmt signals on my other SO2R waterfall and found the symptom.  I had to turn off split or fake it to get correct transmit frequency.  I rebooted my computer several times to reset WSJT-X  but rebooting never cleared this problem.  Strangely my SO2R radio 1 instance of WSJT-X never experience either of these problems.  I was using integrated N1MM.   My friend Matt NU4E also experienced this same audio xmit problem at his station and was not able to clear it as well.  We were both using latest WSJT-X versions with N1MM and Win10.

Bill N4iQ


locked Re: Constructive criticism

Dave H
 

Don't reinvent the wheel...
It should already exist in whatever tool they are using to manage Software Development...


locked Re: Vertical lines in WSJT-X waterfall

Tyler Parsons
 

I went noise hunting around the shack with a portable receiver on 14.074Mhz and found loud noise around one of two monitors, nowhere else. I switched out the monitor for a different somewhat newer one, and the noise has disappeared from both the portable receiver and the waterfall. Everything else is pretty quiet.

It's old, but I'll keep the Grundig Yachtboy my wife gave me for Christmas many years ago around for a while

Thanks for all the suggestions, particularly John N7GHZ!
--
Tyler WB7DD


locked Re: Waterfall active, no decodes

lmeeny
 

Hello,

As an experiment I replaced my current time sync software with another one, NetTime. Decoding still failed.

Ed W2GHD


locked Re: Waterfall active, no decodes

lmeeny
 

Reino,

"Decoding saved .wav files validates only that PC is working properly. It does not tell anything about connection between rig and PC. On the other hand Signalink USB has worked for others."

I apologize for not being clear. The files I used were from those saved from the waterfall, actual over-the-air signals from the Signalink.

Ed W2GHD


locked Re: Subprocess error

Karza
 

Or if you are running 64 bit version of Windows, then
the correct file is this:

On 1.9.2020 16.20, Karza wrote:
David,

You need to download this file from the link given by Bill:
Click on that link and you will be redirectd to a page looking like this:

Then just wait a few seconds and the download will start.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


On 1.9.2020 16.00, Bill Somerville wrote:
David,

I don't know what else I can do to help you. The link I provided below is to the folder that contains the installers for the v2.1.2 version of WSJT-X, I will repeat it again here:


73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 13:54, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Hi Bill
Sorry to be a bit obtuse but when I look at the site, I can see a number of folders but I can't see a download link for this version. I have done a search at the top rhs side of the page but I still can't see a download link for this version. I can see one for the latest version. I guess I must be looking in the wrong place. Can you point me in the right direction?
Kind regards
David

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 10:21
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
Hi David,

I don't understand your question, the link is to the installers for v2.1.2, that is the version I am recommending.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 08:28, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.






    



locked Re: Subprocess error

DAVID GRIFFITHS
 

Many thanks Karza. I think I have managed to download it. Thanks again.
Kind regards
David


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Karza <kari.sillanmaki@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 14:20
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
David,

You need to download this file from the link given by Bill:
Click on that link and you will be redirectd to a page looking like this:

Then just wait a few seconds and the download will start.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


On 1.9.2020 16.00, Bill Somerville wrote:
David,

I don't know what else I can do to help you. The link I provided below is to the folder that contains the installers for the v2.1.2 version of WSJT-X, I will repeat it again here:


73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 13:54, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Hi Bill
Sorry to be a bit obtuse but when I look at the site, I can see a number of folders but I can't see a download link for this version. I have done a search at the top rhs side of the page but I still can't see a download link for this version. I can see one for the latest version. I guess I must be looking in the wrong place. Can you point me in the right direction?
Kind regards
David

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 10:21
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
Hi David,

I don't understand your question, the link is to the installers for v2.1.2, that is the version I am recommending.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 08:28, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.






locked Re: Subprocess error

DAVID GRIFFITHS
 

Many thanks Alan. Now I understand.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Alan G4ZFQ <alan4alan@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 14:14
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

And, if you have, for example, 64 bit Windows then you select
wsjtx-2.1.2-win64.exe

73 Alan G4ZFQ


locked Re: Subprocess error

Karza
 

David,

You need to download this file from the link given by Bill:
Click on that link and you will be redirectd to a page looking like this:

Then just wait a few seconds and the download will start.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


On 1.9.2020 16.00, Bill Somerville wrote:
David,

I don't know what else I can do to help you. The link I provided below is to the folder that contains the installers for the v2.1.2 version of WSJT-X, I will repeat it again here:


73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 13:54, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Hi Bill
Sorry to be a bit obtuse but when I look at the site, I can see a number of folders but I can't see a download link for this version. I have done a search at the top rhs side of the page but I still can't see a download link for this version. I can see one for the latest version. I guess I must be looking in the wrong place. Can you point me in the right direction?
Kind regards
David

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 10:21
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
Hi David,

I don't understand your question, the link is to the installers for v2.1.2, that is the version I am recommending.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 08:28, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.




    



locked Re: Subprocess error

Alan G4ZFQ
 

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/
And, if you have, for example, 64 bit Windows then you select wsjtx-2.1.2-win64.exe

73 Alan G4ZFQ


locked Re: Subprocess error

Bill Somerville
 

David,

I don't know what else I can do to help you. The link I provided below is to the folder that contains the installers for the v2.1.2 version of WSJT-X, I will repeat it again here:


73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 13:54, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Hi Bill
Sorry to be a bit obtuse but when I look at the site, I can see a number of folders but I can't see a download link for this version. I have done a search at the top rhs side of the page but I still can't see a download link for this version. I can see one for the latest version. I guess I must be looking in the wrong place. Can you point me in the right direction?
Kind regards
David

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 10:21
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
Hi David,

I don't understand your question, the link is to the installers for v2.1.2, that is the version I am recommending.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 08:28, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.



locked Re: Subprocess error

DAVID GRIFFITHS
 

Hi Bill
Sorry to be a bit obtuse but when I look at the site, I can see a number of folders but I can't see a download link for this version. I have done a search at the top rhs side of the page but I still can't see a download link for this version. I can see one for the latest version. I guess I must be looking in the wrong place. Can you point me in the right direction?
Kind regards
David


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 01 September 2020 10:21
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
Hi David,

I don't understand your question, the link is to the installers for v2.1.2, that is the version I am recommending.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 08:28, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.



locked Re: Waterfall active, no decodes

Reino Talarmo
 

Ed,

Decoding saved .wav files validates only that PC is working properly. It does not tell anything about connection between rig and PC. On the other hand Signalink USB has worked for others.

One new issue came into my mind, when looking into Ten Tec manual. Could it be that you have Automatic Notch AN activated?
Also Noise Blanker NB and Noise Reduction functions may affect to decoding, but not as radical is happens to you.

73, Reino OH3mA

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of lmeeny
Sent: 1. syyskuuta 2020 1:07
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Waterfall active, no decodes

Reino,

Thank you for the reply. Here are my responses and comments on your concerns.

"I have followed with interest this discussion. I have not seen which rig you are using and how its audio is connected to your PC. Also PC operating system may
be an issue."

I'm using Windows10 PRO version 2004, build 19041.450. The link between my rig, a TenTec Eagle, and WSJT-X is a Signalink USB.

"All seems to indicate that your audio (path) has some serious difficulty. Most probably you have already checked that PC audio sampling rate is 48000 Hz with 16 bits, although also other sampling rates should work."

The Signalink USB sampling rate is 48,000 Hz at 16 bits. WSJT-X generates .wav files from the waterfall that, when using WSJT-X FILE --> LOAD, are decoded properly.

"You have also checked that your rig is really using upper sideband (USB) not lower sideband, actually then it should not decode any signals unless some station is using LSB, hi!"

Yes, the rig is set for USB

"One issue that is not easy to see is related to continuous audio sampling, sometimes waterfall may give some hint. If there are some missing time periods timewise, I mean sampled audio stream is shorter due to missing periods, then decoding is very difficult as symbols are no more in proper locations. That may happen, if PC load is so high that audio samples are missed from the audio stream for a considerable time period(s). Another cause for missing periods could be virtual audio connections in SDR radio systems (and in remote rig usage)"

I believe, perhaps mistakenly, that the ability to decode the saved .wav files validates the audio stream.

Any additional comments or suggestions will be appreciated!

73,

Ed W2GHD


locked Re: Rig Control error

Bill Somerville
 

Hi Svein,

the Hamlib developers can be contacted on the Hamlib project developers mailing list:


I am fairly certain you issue is specific to your setup as no one else is reporting a similar issue. Having said that it may be specific to real serial ports used for PTT only, that is a smaller subset of users since real serial ports are rare these days. I wonder if you have access to a USB to serial adapter you could try to see if the problem only occurs with real serial ports?

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 09:33, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

How do I contact the HAMLIB developers with regard to this bug?

You can eventually contact me directly at la3pu@...

 

73 de LA3PU Svein

 

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Somerville
Sent: torsdag 27. august 2020 17:06
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Rig Control error

 

Hi Svein,

 

Hamlib does close a serial port used just for PTT when PTT is reset, the intent is to allow other applications to also key the radio so long as they do the same. The port is held open while PTT is set as an attempt to do so exclusively. The whole arrangement is supposed to emulate a "wired-OR" physical connection without each application requiring a separate serial port.

 

I'm not sure any of that helps here, except it might explain why the error happens when it does, i.e. it may be happening on a PTT set after a period with the PTT reset during which something happens that makes reopening the serial port impossible.

 

Serial ports in an idle state can become active if they receive data or if certain control lines are set (e.g. RI). I now you state that nothing is connected to the serial port, nevertheless this may be a clue. I see you are running on Windows, I'm not even sure if Windows Desktop systems respond to login attempts on serial ports, if it were Linux I would suggest making sure the serial port login handler was disabled for that serial port.

 

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 

On 27/08/2020 15:48, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

Only the RTS pin and pin 5(GND) are connected. Nothing else is connected to the computer at all besides audio in and out. I made the cable myself and yes it is screened. It goes to a control box where it drives an OPTOCOUPLER. So it is galvanically isolated from the radio. Since I did not have the problem on the previous computer at all, it is likely some timing difference between the two with respect to the comport responding then. Such differences must surely be taken into account in software.

So could be that HAMLIB is too quick to report if it does not detect the comport immediately.

 

73 de LA3PU Svein

 

 

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Somerville
Sent: torsdag 27. august 2020 13:06
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Rig Control error

 

Hi Svein,

 

WSJT-X, using Hamlib, opens the COM port being used for PTT control via RTS or DTR even though the port is not used for RS-232 CAT control. It the o/s reports the port as not available. or other related errors, then Hamlib and consequently WSJT-X reports that error. Is anything else connected to that serial port? Have you check the physical connections used for PTT control?

 

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 

On 27/08/2020 11:10, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

It definitely looks like it helps to set the polling frequency higher. I have set it to 30 seconds. The problem then comes much more seldom.

When it does it is often immediately after I double click on a station to answer a CQ call and seconds before the RTS line and hence the transmitter is even activated. So it definitely has nothing to do with RFI.

Now any computer has a few mV of noise on the comport lines. In my case only the RTS line is even connected.

So if it is noise that occasionally  triggers it this means that HAMLIB and / or WSJ-X (due to the way it has been integrated) is polling the com line for a radio that is not configured and not connected.

So this is definitely a bug. When Radio: None has been configured there should be no polling

Can you mention this to the HAMLIB people perhaps, or should I? How do I eventually contact them?

I will now try and install a couple of 100 nF capacitors from pins 2 and 3 to pin 5. I see on the oscilloscope that this attenuates the noise present. Its only a few mV and this is way below the threshold on an RS232 line so it could be pulses occurring now and then due to some WIN thingy and 100 nF may not be enough so I am dubious that this will help. But I think it should not be this way anyway.

 

73 de LA3PU Svein.

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Somerville
Sent: tirsdag 25. august 2020 19:52
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Rig Control error

 

On 25/08/2020 18:46, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

This morning everything started up without problems and has worked for some QSOs without failing.

But just now, a few minutes after finishing a QSO on FT8, the POPUP window appears.

Rig Error: Do you want to configure the radio interface?

On pressing Details: it says: HAMLIB error: IO error while opening connection to the rig.

Pressing retry and it goes back to working normally.

There is only one COM port (COM1) ant it is used for PTT with RTS.

No rig connected and in setup rig is set to none.

Nothing connected to any of the USB ports.

The WSJT-X is V2.2.2.

On the old computer I was running 2.2.0. Setup the same. Only one COM port and nothing else connected.

I never had this, or any other, problem while using this.

Maybe I need to roll back to 2.2.0.

I seam to remember having read similar reports with regard to HAMLIB on the reflector after the release of 2.2.2.

Is the old versions available on Princeton and any special precautions if rolling back?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

73 de LA3PU Svein

Hi Svein,

that sounds like RFI problems, does it only happen during QSOs on one band? Does reducing your transmitter power improve the situation?

As you say nothing is connected to your PC USB ports I assume this is a real serial port, you could try some ferrite clip on chokes at the PC end of the serial cable, or maybe just re-routing the serial cable to the rig. What interface are you using for the RTS to PTT switching, and where does it draw power from?

73
Bill
G4WJS.



locked Re: Subprocess error

Bill Somerville
 

Hi David,

I don't understand your question, the link is to the installers for v2.1.2, that is the version I am recommending.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 01/09/2020 08:28, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.



locked Re: Rig Control error

Svein Henriksen
 

Bill,

 

How do I contact the HAMLIB developers with regard to this bug?

You can eventually contact me directly at la3pu@...

 

73 de LA3PU Svein

 

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Somerville
Sent: torsdag 27. august 2020 17:06
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Rig Control error

 

Hi Svein,

 

Hamlib does close a serial port used just for PTT when PTT is reset, the intent is to allow other applications to also key the radio so long as they do the same. The port is held open while PTT is set as an attempt to do so exclusively. The whole arrangement is supposed to emulate a "wired-OR" physical connection without each application requiring a separate serial port.

 

I'm not sure any of that helps here, except it might explain why the error happens when it does, i.e. it may be happening on a PTT set after a period with the PTT reset during which something happens that makes reopening the serial port impossible.

 

Serial ports in an idle state can become active if they receive data or if certain control lines are set (e.g. RI). I now you state that nothing is connected to the serial port, nevertheless this may be a clue. I see you are running on Windows, I'm not even sure if Windows Desktop systems respond to login attempts on serial ports, if it were Linux I would suggest making sure the serial port login handler was disabled for that serial port.

 

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 

On 27/08/2020 15:48, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

Only the RTS pin and pin 5(GND) are connected. Nothing else is connected to the computer at all besides audio in and out. I made the cable myself and yes it is screened. It goes to a control box where it drives an OPTOCOUPLER. So it is galvanically isolated from the radio. Since I did not have the problem on the previous computer at all, it is likely some timing difference between the two with respect to the comport responding then. Such differences must surely be taken into account in software.

So could be that HAMLIB is too quick to report if it does not detect the comport immediately.

 

73 de LA3PU Svein

 

 

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Somerville
Sent: torsdag 27. august 2020 13:06
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Rig Control error

 

Hi Svein,

 

WSJT-X, using Hamlib, opens the COM port being used for PTT control via RTS or DTR even though the port is not used for RS-232 CAT control. It the o/s reports the port as not available. or other related errors, then Hamlib and consequently WSJT-X reports that error. Is anything else connected to that serial port? Have you check the physical connections used for PTT control?

 

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 

On 27/08/2020 11:10, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

It definitely looks like it helps to set the polling frequency higher. I have set it to 30 seconds. The problem then comes much more seldom.

When it does it is often immediately after I double click on a station to answer a CQ call and seconds before the RTS line and hence the transmitter is even activated. So it definitely has nothing to do with RFI.

Now any computer has a few mV of noise on the comport lines. In my case only the RTS line is even connected.

So if it is noise that occasionally  triggers it this means that HAMLIB and / or WSJ-X (due to the way it has been integrated) is polling the com line for a radio that is not configured and not connected.

So this is definitely a bug. When Radio: None has been configured there should be no polling

Can you mention this to the HAMLIB people perhaps, or should I? How do I eventually contact them?

I will now try and install a couple of 100 nF capacitors from pins 2 and 3 to pin 5. I see on the oscilloscope that this attenuates the noise present. Its only a few mV and this is way below the threshold on an RS232 line so it could be pulses occurring now and then due to some WIN thingy and 100 nF may not be enough so I am dubious that this will help. But I think it should not be this way anyway.

 

73 de LA3PU Svein.

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Somerville
Sent: tirsdag 25. august 2020 19:52
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Rig Control error

 

On 25/08/2020 18:46, Svein Henriksen wrote:

Bill,

 

This morning everything started up without problems and has worked for some QSOs without failing.

But just now, a few minutes after finishing a QSO on FT8, the POPUP window appears.

Rig Error: Do you want to configure the radio interface?

On pressing Details: it says: HAMLIB error: IO error while opening connection to the rig.

Pressing retry and it goes back to working normally.

There is only one COM port (COM1) ant it is used for PTT with RTS.

No rig connected and in setup rig is set to none.

Nothing connected to any of the USB ports.

The WSJT-X is V2.2.2.

On the old computer I was running 2.2.0. Setup the same. Only one COM port and nothing else connected.

I never had this, or any other, problem while using this.

Maybe I need to roll back to 2.2.0.

I seam to remember having read similar reports with regard to HAMLIB on the reflector after the release of 2.2.2.

Is the old versions available on Princeton and any special precautions if rolling back?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

73 de LA3PU Svein

Hi Svein,

that sounds like RFI problems, does it only happen during QSOs on one band? Does reducing your transmitter power improve the situation?

As you say nothing is connected to your PC USB ports I assume this is a real serial port, you could try some ferrite clip on chokes at the PC end of the serial cable, or maybe just re-routing the serial cable to the rig. What interface are you using for the RTS to PTT switching, and where does it draw power from?

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 


locked Re: Subprocess error

DAVID GRIFFITHS
 

Many thanks Bill. I have looked at the link you sent me. Which version should I use?. There are several listed.
Kind regards
David Griffiths


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: 31 August 2020 20:18
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Subprocess error #WSPR
 
On 31/08/2020 16:38, DAVID GRIFFITHS wrote:
> I have finally got my transceiver and computer talking to one another
> and WSJTX seemed to be working alright. However, I got a number of errors.
> " Running C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\user hardware 10 ( also 15,20 and
> 40).Process failed to start:The system cannot find the file specified."
> What does this mean and how do I correct it?
> Kind regards
> David Griffiths G4PKV

Hi David,

there is a known defect in WSJT-X v2.2.2 with WSPR band hopping mode. If
you need band hopping mode then I recommend you use WSJT-X v2.1.2.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.2/

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: World-wide Digi DX Contest Problem

Jim Shorney
 

I also noticed the decode button staying on during the contest. Investigating, I found that one CPU core was hitting 100% for periods roughly coinciding with the decode button behavior.

I'm using WSJT-X in Kubuntu 18 Linux, compiled from source. I have WSJT-X connected via LAN to DXLabs SpotCollector on a very busy Windows box for the extra highlighting of calls. After I tried a couple of other things I found that clearing the band activity pane with right-CLICK-Erase helped. Periodically erasing the band activity or erasing when the monitor button started to act up seemed to settle things down.

I can't say if I was missing any decodes or not, I was usually getting plenty so how would I know? :)

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:27:19 -0700
"Tony Collett via groups.io" <tony.nbs@...> wrote:

Possibly!

More basic system here v2.2.2 W10 Pro 64bit v2004 on a 3GHz Intel Core2 Duo CPU and just WSJT running alongside N1MM with a K3 over the weekend.
Out of contests I run JTALert and DXLab suite (Commander/Log and Spot) so much more going on on the PC.

I've never noticed the decode light stay on before but it was doing it over the weekend during the Digi DX Contest. Didn't appear to lose me any decodes, other than them appearing after the next period had started from time to time.

I did have WSJT crash out on me twice though which it has never done before. Both times I had just logged a QSO and clicked on a decode of a wanted station - not his CQ but one containing reports. Think one of the decodes included a hashed call but not sure of the other occasion.

73
Tony G4NBS


locked Re: World-wide Digi DX Contest Problem

Tony Collett
 

Possibly!

More basic system here v2.2.2 W10 Pro 64bit v2004 on a 3GHz Intel Core2 Duo CPU and just WSJT running alongside N1MM with a K3 over the weekend.
Out of contests I run JTALert and DXLab suite (Commander/Log and Spot) so much more going on on the PC.

I've never noticed the decode light stay on before but it was doing it over the weekend during the Digi DX Contest. Didn't appear to lose me any decodes, other than them appearing after the next period had started from time to time. 

I did have WSJT crash out on me twice though which it has never done before. Both times I had just logged a QSO and clicked on a decode of a wanted station - not his CQ but one containing reports. Think one of the decodes included a hashed call but not sure of the other occasion.

73
Tony G4NBS


locked Re: Constructive criticism

d_ziolkowski
 

John-

perhaps you could compile and maintain said information?

Dan KC2STA

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 5:29 PM JP Tucson, AZ <samcat88az@...> wrote:
Nope! Sorry...

That says what it fixed; not what it broke!

Like: 
A) the .adi header, or
B) the Yaesu 897, 817, etc., or
C) the decodes issues, or
D) the problems with band hopping ...

Etc.!



73 - John - N7GHZ

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 1:35 PM Lloyd Korb <lloydk8dio@...> wrote:

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:56 PM JP Tucson, AZ <samcat88az@...> wrote:
Hi guys.

As I think we all have seen; there have been countless help posts concerning several bugs in v2.2.2. - With generally the same replies/answers.

So, out of curiosity, I just rechecked on the Official Princeton WSJT-X website & nowhere is there a section on that page that lists Known Bugs & fixes or work-arounds.  There really should be one; it would save you guys a lot of repetitious answers on groups.io  .









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Dan Ziolkowski KC2STA
SKCC #4290T
Ubuntu LINUX